The University of Sheffield’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: the power of difference

Welcome to the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) website for staff at the University of Sheffield. We work collaboratively across the institution to bring about and implement strategic ED&I initiatives, actions plans, policies & communication campaigns. Our purpose is to advance equality outcomes and redress unequitable imbalances for our staff and students. We strive to achieve this through our Chartermarks (Athena SWAN, Stonewall and upcoming Race Equality Charter), staff networks, training and best practice, guidance and support, recruitment practices and collaborative working with Faculty ED&I teams and Student Services.

In alignment and compliance with the Equality Act 2010, our key areas of work are linked to protected characteristics including race, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and religion & belief.

We want to ensure that the University of Sheffield is a place where everyone can reach their full potential in the pursuit of excellence. Thus, we are confident that we can progress social issues whilst also maintaining freedom of speech.

Please contact the ED&I team for more information: hrequality@sheffield.ac.uk

Our Areas of Work

Our commitment to progressing this area was formalised with the launch of the Race Equality Strategy and Action Plan in March 2019. We work closely with the BAME Staff Network and the Race Equality Steering Group to ensure that race-related issues for staff and students are progressed.

Disability Inclusion

At the University of Sheffield we have set up a Task & Finish group to look at how we can improve our disability inclusion. This has led to a relaunch of the Disabled Staff Network.

At the University of Sheffield we are committed to taking actions to reduce gender imbalances across the University.
This includes work by our Gender Equality Committee, departments working towards Athena SWAN awards and advertising through Where Women Work.

LGBT+ Equality

Our University is proud to be apart of Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers and has been recognised as a Stonewall Top Trans-Inclusive Employer for our commitment to trans inclusion.
Through initiatives such as Open@TUoS we work to ensure that the University is an inclusive and welcoming organisation for the LGBT+ community.

It is important to recognise the unique, positive and broad-ranging contribution the Chaplains make to the lives of university students, staff and their wider communities.

Find support through a network that has meaning to you.

Staff Training & Resources

The ED&I team have supported the creation of basic mandatory Equality, Diversity & Inclusion training.

The Wellbeing team are here to support all colleagues.

Harrassment & Discrimination

If you or someone else who is a member of staff, student, or visitor, experience any form of discrimination such as harassment, abuse, bullying, or sexual violence that may be based on race, gender, sexuality, religion or other characteristics, then you can use Report + Support to report your concerns and access support.

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